Culp Inc. has hired Tommy Bruno as executive vice president of Culp Home Fashions. Meanwhile, the company is preparing for the retirement of Sandy Brown, president of the division, effective Dec. 31.
Bruno has served as the vice president of business development, alternative channels for Tempur + Sealy since 2018. Previously, he served eight years within Tempur + Sealy as Comfort Revolution’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. Bruno will report to Iv Culp, president and chief executive officer, and is expected to assume the role of president of Culp Home Fashions upon Brown’s retirement.
Brown will retire after 39 years of dedicated service and leadership with the company. During the coming months, she will work closely with Bruno to ensure a smooth transition and will provide support as a strategic advisor following her retirement.
Brown started her career with Culp in 1983 and has served in various capacities over her long tenure. She was named chief financial officer of the Culp Home Fashions division in 2007 and was promoted to executive vice president in 2019. She was named president of the Culp Home Fashions division in January 2020.
“I am extremely grateful for Sandy’s strong leadership over the course of her long tenure with Culp,” Iv Culp said. “She has played an instrumental role within our company, making invaluable contributions to Culp’s growth and success, and her passion for people — both customers and associates — is highly respected. We honor Sandy for her many years of dedicated service, and we are especially pleased that we will continue to benefit from her experience and guidance as a strategic advisor to the company. We wish Sandy the absolute best in retirement.
“We are also excited to welcome Tommy Bruno to our Culp team,” Culp continued. “He brings a wealth of experience across several disciplines, including financial, operations, strategy and management, and his extensive knowledge of the bedding industry will help us continue to strengthen our operations. We believe Tommy is an excellent fit for our future strategic plans, and we are pleased that he will have an opportunity to work with Sandy during a period of transition and learn from her deep knowledge of Culp Home Fashions.”